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Welcome to the San Ramon Aquacats!

San Ramon Aquacats Mission Statement

The San Ramon Aquacats Swim Club is a recreational swim team in the San Ramon area.  The Aquacats volunteer parent board of directors and the coaching staff shall focus on building a swim team, based on a philosophy that encourages values consistent with our community, which favors inclusion and personal development of all active members regardless of age or ability; encourages a sound balance between athletics, team spirit and good sportsmanship; and maintains a high-quality, personalized approach to coaching the swimmers at all levels.  All swimmers shall be made to feel welcome to practice and participate as active swimming members of the Aquacats. Individual skill development, goal setting, recreational competition, team building, and most importantly, fun are all stressed. Each swimmer will be encouraged to work toward his or her full potential, and will be made to feel a part of the team. Our mission is to instill lifelong skills and a love of swimming in each of our members. 

Basic Information

The San Ramon Aquacats Swim Club, a nonprofit organization, is run by a volunteer Board of Directors which meets each month. All parents of swimmers are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers.

Our Recreational Swim season begins in April and continues through Mid-August.  Our Fall Swim Program runs September through December.  We also offer Spring Clinics in March and April.

Registration begins in January for returning families and all new swimmers must be evaluated by our coaches before a spot on the team can be offered.

Since we are a Recreational Swim Team, swimmers who have trained with a USA swim program after December 1, are not eligible for this program.

 

The Following are the minimum requirements to participate on the team.  

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MANDATORY PARENT ASSISTANCE

Parents must work at swim meets and team events. Sign up to help!  Each family is required to contribute 30 Service Hours/ Points per season, in order to make our meets and special events run smoothly.   Job sign-ups will be available at the parent info meeting or under each event.

 

 

Volunteer Policies

Job Descriptions

Timer Information

2018 Parent Info Night Presentation

ATTEND PRACTICE!

Practice is the single most important means of developing our swimmers!  Consistent attendance will be considered in scheduling team members for meets. 

Swimmers are required to attend a minimum of 2 practices per week during the spring schedule and 3 practices per week during the summer schedule.

Swimmers missing practice due to illness, vacation, summer camps, summer classes, etc...  must notify a coach prior to the absence and receive an alternate workout plan approved by a coach.    

**During the summer practice schedule, swimmers who do not meet the minimum attendance requirement and do not have an approved alternate workout plan, will NOT be allowed to swim in meets scheduled the same week.**

 

 

  

 

PARTICIPATE IN SWIM MEETS AND TEAM EVENTS

Participation on a swim team is a large time commitment for the parent and swimmer.  Swim meets take place on either Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons,  or Wednesday evenings.  The Meet Schedule will be posted under the "Events" tab.  It is the swimmer and parent's responsibility to sign-up for all meets and special events.

Along with our meet schedule, we have several special team events and parties throughout the season.  Our primary method of communication with the team is through e-mail and the web-site.  You don't want to miss out on anything so read all information carefully.

Swimmers missing more than 3 meets this season will not receive priority registration status next swim season.  Meet attendance is a crucial part of be a member of our swim club.  Please make this a priority during the season.  Swimmers must compete in at least 3 VSA meets during the season to be eligible for the VSA Championships.  All Aquacat registered families may be required to do a volunteer shift during the VSA Championships, regardless if they attend or not because all jobs are allocated to teams based on a number of registered swimmers, and not on who actually attends the Championships. See VSA bylaws link on the right ->  

 

Aquacats Swim Meet Dictionary

Swim Meet Survival Guide

 What is a "Flyover Start"?

Aquacats Swimmers Incentive Program

2018 Contra Costa County Qualifying Times

Aquacats Team Cheer

Website Tutorial and Guide on how to register for meets

Set-up map at Dougherty Valley Aquatics Center for home meets

2016 VSA Bylaws

 

TEAM SUIT

All Aquacats Swimmers are expected to wear the designated team suit and swim cap to all dual league meets. Approved racing suits may worn with coach approval. 

Similar to other youth sport leagues, failure to wear the team uniform at a meet or competition will result in your child being unable to participate.

Suit Requirement for Practice:

  • Boys shall wear properly fitting competitive swim suits, such as a Jammer or Speedo Brief
  • No surf shorts or loose fitting clothing.
  • No stretched-out or thin, see through suits.
  • Girls share wear properly fitting one-piece competitive suits
  • No 2-piece bikinis (Tankinis ok)
  • No stretched-out or thin, see through suits